You'll walk out of here Loaded with comfort food

With shelves full of house-baked goodies and a gleaming coffee machine, Loaded Food Co is ready to fill your stomach with comfort food.

Think warm from the oven muffins, cakes by the slice, an ever-changing array of macaron flavours and chocolate crackles in the shape of giant-sized teddy bears.

The savoury lines include thick sausage rolls, ready-to-go sandwiches and rolls, squares of quiche and a selection of salads.

It's the brainchild of Red Hill local Katie Zahner who came up with the concept after talking to neighbours and mums at her children's school.

Katie Zahner 

Katie has some serious food cred with time at Crosstown Eating House and Enoteca 1889.  She wants her cafe to give Ashgrove/Red Hill locals easy access to good tasty food.

With gluten intolerance a part of her family life, Katie is keen to accommodate this eating style.  She has installed two ovens so one can be used solely for gluten free cooking and the goods are displayed in separate cabinets.

There's also a touch of humour and whimsy on the shelves with old-fashioned favourites such as frog-in-a-pond and the biggest teddy bear-shaped chocolate crackles ready to delight both small and big kids.

Another nice touch at this cafe is that the suppliers are all local.  Yes, the roasts will be from Meat at Billy's, the seafood from Rufus King and fruit and veg from Ashgrove Fresh.

Who was the model for the wall graphic that is a highlight of the cafe's decor?  Well, I'll leave you to work it out after you've seen the photograph of Katie below.

While its very early days with the doors opening just this week, Loaded  Food Co promises much for hungry locals as Katie has plans to offer takeaway roast dinners on Thursday and Friday nights.

Next time you are stuck in traffic on Waterworks Road, make sure you swivel your eyes just for a moment and check out Loaded Food Co located in the Noonan's Garage complex.
The coffee is Black Sheep.
Recommended for:  Those searching for home cooked flavour and gluten free options.

Best tip:  There's parking right at the door.

Disclaimer: Ed+bK received a meal from Loaded Food Co.

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